Alright, so a LOT of you have been making requests lately for us to do a couple of posts about our little girls' hair styling and clothes. I'm not gonna lie, I sort of love this topic, so I was happy to do it!
It seams like a lifetime ago, but before I became a Mom, I was a professional hairstylist and worked in a few different salons. While it was something I enjoyed, it definitely wasn't my life calling, so I quit. Well guess what? The joke was on me. I now have three girls and I feel like I've never done more hair in my entire LIFE! yeesh!
I definitely have my go-to hair-do's when it comes to school and church, but also love to do some more elaborate hairstyles when we have a little bit of time, so I thought I'd show you some of those, along with answering one of our most frequently asked questions in this arena:
"How do you curl your girls' hair?"
Well wonder no more, here's how it's done...
and yes, that's a flat iron/straighter... NOT your typical, cylinder curling iron.
This process is super fast, super easy and only takes a few times of practicing before you're a pro. I promise, once you curl hair with a flat iron, you'll never want to go back to a regular curling iron again.
Because pictures don't ever do a hair tutorial justice, I've put together a video below, with my crazy-wild 5 year old and Cason at the camera, to demonstrate how quickly this hair curling technique moves.
Ta-da! Easy as that!
You can find a CHI flat iron like the one I'm using in the video a lot of different places online, but just make sure yours comes with a warranty before you buy. Lots of discounted ones from Amazon and such will NOT be protected in case of broken or missing parts... and these suckers are EXPENSIVE! Also know that the CHI iron doesn't have a temperature setting option, which I've never found to be a problem, but just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
A lot of different flat irons will work, but just make sure you have a really good quality one, that won't rip or pull the hair. You'll want a hard outer shell around your smooth-glide ceramic iron plates inside. This will allow the outside of the flat iron to act as a "curling iron" as you twist the hair around and pull.
And don't forget, the key is to let the curl COOL DOWN, before brushing or running your fingers through the hair. Letting the hot curls "cure" will allow them to keep their shape longer throughout the day.
You can find a good sock bun video tutorial here and messy top bun picture tutorial here. These are really similar to how I did Emberly and Jocelynn's hair above.
Also, some of my favorite hair tutorials are done by these lovely ladies below, and I get a lot of great ideas from them, so feel free to spend hours upon hours there, wishing you had thicker, more cooperative hair.
If you have thin, lifeless hair like me, I promise this will be your first thought. ha!
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I'll try to round up a post about kid fashion really soon. That one may take me a while longer. SO MANY bases to cover! LOL